“I love Ghana, it’s an amazing place” – Jose Mourinho recounts his Ghana experience 

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It appears that Jose Mourinho did not only have a strong affection for Ghanaian midfielder, Michael Essien but also the country as a whole as well.

Essien played under Mourinho at Chelsea for about three years before rejoining the Portuguese manager at Real Madrid in the 2012/13 season, on loan from the Blues.

The Ghanaian has constantly spoken of his fondness for Mourinho, even referring to him as “daddy” multiple times, to the amusement of many.

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On Thursday, Essien reminisced the “good old days” with his former gaffer, whom he brought to Ghana for a charity event, by posting a photo of the pair sharing a laugh while in the country, on Instagram.

He ended with a heart emoji before the word ‘Ghana’, noting his love for the country.

Mourinho has visited Ghana at least two more times since then; his second trip was during the 2008 African Cup of Nations tournament hosted in the West African country.

The pair won a Premier League title, an FA Cup trophy and the League Cup in their time together at Chelsea.


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